NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2020 - Bulgaria 

the largest hackathon in the world for open source solutions 

will take place over 48 hours on the 03rd and 04th of October 2020

NASA SPACE APPS COVID-19 CHALLENGE

NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2020


Bulgaria will take part for the eight year in NASA Intentional Space Apps Challenge. This is an event for mass collaboration, which is organised for the ninth year globally in the cities on all seven continents in the world. This hackathon is part of a larger process of defining challenges relevant to earth and space, intensively working to prototype solutions, and subsequently refining and implementing the most promising prototypes. International Space Apps Challenge is a model for innovation. The ability to contribute towards solving meaningful challenges is the most important motivator for most participants in mass collaboration.


 

 


Bulgarian Achievements

2016

Global winners from Bulgaria

Adept - Sofia is ranked by NASA as one of the top five in Best Use оf Hardware.

SpacePort Futuristic Development - Plovdiv is ranked by NASA as one of the top five in Best Mission Concept.

Airify - Sofia is ranked by NASA as one of the top twenty five in People`s Choice. 

 

Local winners 2016

Projects that competed on the global round

Projects, which recived aditional prizes

 

More about the projects 2016 (here)

2015

Global winners from Bulgaria

Valkyrie - Sofia is ranked by NASA as a global winner in Best Use оf Hardware.

Rain-of-Fire - Sofia is ranked by NASA as one of the top five in Best Mission Concept.

Robo-Fabric - Burgas is ranked by NASA as one of the top fifteen in People`s Choice, and on the final round is the second in the globe. 

 

Local winners 2015

Projects that competed on the global round

Projects, which recived aditional prizes 

 

More about the projects 2015 (here) 

2014

Global winners from Bulgaria

LeafZobe - Sofia is ranked by NASA as one of the top five in Best Use of Data.

 

Local winners 2014

Sofia

Burgas

 

 More about the projects 2014 (here)

2013

Global winners from Bulgaria

ChickBook - Sofia is global winner in People`s Choice.

GhOST - Sofia is ranked by NASA as one of the top five in Best Mission Concept.

 

Local winners 2013

 

More about the projects 2013 (here), 2012 (here)

REGISTRATION and PARTICIPATION 2020

 

Everyone can participate. Hackathons are technology development marathons that draw on the talents and initiative of bright minded volunteers – programmers, developers, engineers, technologists, designers, and anyone with a passion and desire to have an immediate impact on the world. They are open to anyone who has a passion for making a difference and are focused on developing real solutions to global challenges.

 

Registration is open. All individuals who are attending will need to register online on: https://www.spaceappschallenge.org/

NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2020

 

Solutions can span the spectrum from concept ideation, to prototypes and working demos, to advanced applications ready for use. Each team will choose a challenge and will decide what solution/s to develop.

 

 CHALLENGES - CATEGORIES

 

will be announced on

https://www.spaceappschallenge.org/

 

 

PROGRAM and RULES 

coming soon!

WHO WE ARE

The event Space Apps Challenge 2020 - Bulgaria is organised through collaboration and partnership among science community, universities representatives, business organisations, NGOs and students volunteers.

 

HOST ORGANISATION - SOFIA

 

 

   

Elieff Center for Education and Culture, AUBG

Elieff Center is the American University in Bulgaria's outreach in Sofia, designated as a space for education, innovation and interactive activities. It is the home of the prestigious AUBG EMBA program and the Executive Master in Finance, Banking and Real Estate, a joint venture of AUBG and SDA Bocconi. The educational environment of the Center is completed by a number of executive and continuous education programs, lifelong learning trainings, masterclasses and distinguished lectures of prominent scholars and European and American business leaders.  

As a modern multi-purpose facility, Elieff Center offers a perfect setting for business meetings, conferences and special events. It is a venue designed for a wide variety of educational and public outreach programs, ranging from professional education and trainings to various events for businesses, government bodies, NGOs, academic institutions and public and civil society organizations. Home of high-level educational programs and cross-sector endeavors, Elieff Center has been branded as a contemporary knowledge hub.


 

 HOST ORGANISATION - BURGAS

 

 

       

Burgas Free University | Burgas

Burgas Free University /BFU/ was established with an Act of The Great National Assembly on 18 September 1991, and is one of the first non-state universities in the country. The University is accredited by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency and is certified under the International Quality Standard ISO 9001:2008. BFU is a modern and innovative university, caring for its students and their professional realization, and which has significant academic achievements and an internationally recognized status. BFU is a member of the European Universities Association /EUA/. It has signed Agreements of Cooperation with 36 universities and organizations in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. It works under joint international projects with more than 100 universities and organizations. BFU is a partner of UNESCO under the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Prpgramme, and is a host institution of UNESCO Chair on Culture of Peace and Human Rights.


 


 

 HOST ORGANISATION - RUSE

 

 

       

The University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev"  | Ruse

University of Ruse is an educational and research centre, training specialists in a wide range of engineering, economic, managerial and humanitarian degree programmes and conducting fundamental and applied research. The curricula and syllabi developed in cooperation with foreign universities and business partners provide the graduates with broad career prospects in Bulgaria and abroad. Today, over 9 000 students, 150 PhD students and 1400 post-doctoral students are studying at the University of Ruse, whose structure comprises eight faculties (four engineering and four humanitarian) and two Branches in the towns of Razgrad and Silistra. The faculties are: Agrarian and Industrial; Mechanical Engineering ND Technology; Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Transport, Business and Management, Natural Sciences and Education; Law; Public Health and Healthcare. The University of Ruse has a solid presence in the European educational space and has established a wide network of partnerships in the field of education and research with prestigious universities in Europe, the USA, Japan, Russia and many others. It is a member of respected international organisations such as the European Universities Association, the Danube Rectors' Conference, etc. The numerous projects with European funding, implemented by the University, provide excellent opportunities for mobi9lity and qualification for students and lecturers. In 2012, the University of Ruse was granted its third institutional accreditation by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency of 9,28 on a 10-graded scale. This makes it one of the leading higher education institutions in the country.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • WHEN?

    Over 48 hours on the 03rd and 04th of October 2020

  • WHERE?

    Sofia, Elieff Center for Education and Culture

    Burgas - Burgas Free University

    Ruse, University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev"

    and virtually from any location in Bulgaria

  • WHEN CAN I REGISTER?

    Registration will be available prior the event and will continue until 03rd of October 2020. All individuals who are attending will need to register online on: https://www.spaceappschallenge.org/

  • DO I NEED TO TAKE MY LAPTOP?

    Everyone can take his/her laptop. There will be some available, but may be not sufficient.

  • WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

    Everyone can participate - developers, engineers, technologists, designers, and anyone with a passion and desire to have an immediate impact on the world. They are open to anyone who has a passion for making a difference and are focused on developing real solutions to global challenges.

  • HOW THE TEAMS  CAN BE FORMED?

    Each team can be formed by one or more participants, it is recommended up to five members. The international collaboration is highly encouraged.

  • HOW CAN I CONTACT WITH A TEAM FROM OTHER LOCATION IN THE WORLD?

    You can send an e-mail to the local lead from that location or send an e-mail to nasaspaceappschallenge.bg@gmail.com titled - COLLABORATION!

  • HOW MANY CHALLENGES CAN I WORK ON?

    The teams can work on one or more challenges.

  • HOW THE PROJECTS WILL BE SENT?

    Each one team will upload the projects through the main website option using the username and password made at registration. This option will be available prior the event.

  • HOW THE PROJECTS WILL BE PRESENTED?

    The projects will be defended in front of the local judges. The teams can defend their idea with a presentation.